Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Preparing for Lift-Off

Took some extra time on this week's Illustration Friday theme "Capable" and came up with this:

"Preparing for Lift-Off"
A capable teacher, an optimistic student,
Perhaps this lesson is not really prudent.
But the charts all look right - it's possible to fly
And he's always heard "It never hurts to try."

ALMI Owls :: Egbert :: Walter
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
I kinda took the theme and ran with it. Nothing came to mind for "Capable" for a while, but I started thinking about my owls, and which one was the least capable flier. It then just made sense for the smartest owl to try and teach him. :)

On a side note, my sister was laughing at me yesterday because I try to use my pencils to the fullest:

Which can get a little ridiculous.

I hope to hear from you!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

          A new ACEO card for my La Chat series:

"Fly, Little Bluebird"
ALMI Art :: La Chat
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

          And a new illustration for theme "Soap" over at Monday Artday:

ALMI Owls :: La Chat
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board

If you are interested in buying prints or originals Click Here.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dream A Little Dream...

Two new ACEO's for your viewing pleasure :)


Owls can dream too.
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
ALMI Owls :: LeVert : Walter

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Plethora

A new illustration from my La Chat series:

Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
This is a small tribute to Dr. Seuss.
To purchase prints click Here (bid starts at $.01).

Friday, February 17, 2012

Royal Flush

I spent a couple days creating a set of 3 playing cards for a Monday Artday contest:


These illustrations are in colored pencil on Bristol Board. If you are interested in buying a set of prints Click Here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Valentine Love

Valentine's day is also my birthday, so I had to illustrate some special pieces :)

Roses are Red, Carnations are Pink
He tries so hard, but she does not blink.
If at first you don't succeed
Perhaps another try you need.
Try again - it could be a while
But someday you might make her smile.

Prints of these ACEO cards are for sale Here and Here

Monday, February 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Bob

Today is Bob Marley's birthday (or at least everyone thinks it is :), so I decided to do an ACEO card in honor of the event.

I enjoyed drawing it. I debated for quite a while on the background, but I felt I needed to keep the Jamaican colors. I did add a pattern to give it more of my style.

I sell my ACEO cards on eBay, you can see Bob Marley by Clicking Here.

My husband and I went to Jamaica for our Honeymoon, and Marley's face was on everything! I absolutely LOVE the Jamaican accent. They said with out his glasses, my husband looked Jamaican (his bone structure and dark skin), so he tried to talk Jamaican the whole time.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

It's A Spring Thing

Illustration Friday :: Tension

Love Hexagon
Colored Pencil
ALMI Owls (from left to right) :: Bradbury : Walter : LeVert : Oswald : Egbert : Gertrude : Regina

What creates more tension than undefined admiration around Valentine's Day? This was a great chance to put most of my owls on one page. I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I did creating it.

My original drawing is for sale on eBay Here.

Leave me some LOVE! :)
P.S. Regina came out a little more blue in the photo than in the original - she is Parma Purple in person.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

A Series of Bosco

So, I had a buyer request a full series of Bosco, after buying this one:

 So, I did a few sketches...

and colored in the lines....

and here is the finished product of his beauty shoot:



Well, I hope you enjoyed getting to know Bosco a little better! :) Leave me some love.

La Chat

A couple new finished pieces for your eyes to feast on!

These are a couple cats from my La Chat series. They end on eBay in 9 hours! :)

Cats are interesting subjects - intelligent but kind of funny. My husband HATES cats (aside from when I draw them, of course), but I think they are intriguing. He doesn't like their difficult attitude, but I kind of like their independence and sauciness. I have owned several cats growing up and one dog.

Give me some love and let me know what you think!

Friday, February 03, 2012


Crazy Amigo Challenge :: Mushrooms

Just a Few Friends and Some 'Shrooms

Interested in buying this ACEO card? Bid for it on eBay (starting price at $.01) by Clicking Here.
To view the challenge on the Crazy Amigo blog Click Here.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Those Early Morning Days

Homeowner, or Tree-owner, we all have the daily chore of putting up with the neighbors.

Created this for a blog I am part of: Monday Artday
Subject: Daily Chores
ACEO (3.5"x2.5") SOLD on eBay

Owl My Love

:: sketchbook of owls ::
I hope you enjoy my work. This is a blog dedicated to my personal creations for eBay.

Would you like to own an ALMI print or original? Check out my work on eBay by searching for:
ALMI art

Here are the other blogs I am currently running:

crazyladyillustration - more of my work
Turquoise Umbrella - Graphic Inspiration

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living." - Dr. Seuss